ARTISTRY. INNOVATION. EXCELLENCE.

The Independent Music Awards honor the year’s most exceptional & artistically daring projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe. And connects them to new performance, promotion, distribution and fans.

Enter Your Best Work Now

Projects are selected for their artistry and innovation instead of sales and download success.
The Annual IMA Award Ceremony and Independent Music Party Industry Conference Brings Extraordinary Artists & Industry From Around The World Together in New York City For Awards, Performances & Networking events.

See More From The 16th IMAs

THE IMAs BY THE NUMBERS…

400 NomineesIMAs
IMAs
94 NationsIMAs
100+ JudgesIMAs

One Amazing Celebration!

All styles of self-released and indie label projects are eligible for IMA honors.
Winners selected by iconic artists, fans, and industry.

Final Submission Deadline: 12.7.18

JOIN THE YEAR’S BEST ARTISTS & RELEASES

The IMAs Are Supported by Artist-First Organizations: